Advertising budgets

Imagine: a Japanese owned newspaper editor based outside of the country complained on a radio in a third country that an American company out compete him “unfairly” during the USA presidential campaign in 2016.

This is exactly what happened when current editor of Financial Times complained bitterly to British Broadcasting Company (BBC) that Google and Facebook out compete him.

The complain was with a twist, partially implying that is why Hillary Clinton lost. I could understand Financial Times loosing its subscribes and advertising revenue – twice in 2016 they got it wrong : the U.K. citizens decision to part with EU and the USA election.

However this still amazes me that attempts to make a stake on advertising stake for the USA election being a Japanese owned based in the U.K. Talking about interference to the USA election.